September

SATORI

Josephine Davies (Saxes), Dave Whitford (Bass), Paul Clarvis (Drums & Percussion) Satori is a brand new trio from Perrier Award winning saxophonist Josephine Davies, featuring drummer Paul Clarvis and bassist Dave Whitford. The chord-less line-up features open and playful compositions with plenty of space for improvisation. Influenced by the great live trio recordings of Joe Henderson and Julian Arguelles, ‘Satori’ were inspired to create a similar feeling of freedom and exploration whilst also bringing a fresh and unique sound through original compositions. Their debut album was released earlier this year on Whirlwind Recordings to rave reviews:  “consistently inventive” (Jazzwise)…  “..Spiritual, spiralling…slow-burning exuberance” (UK Vibe) Those who were at the Bristol Jazz Fest’ this year, will recall the beautifully rounded tenor sounds that Josephine showed, performing with the engaging Alec Dankworth’s ‘Spanish Accents’ band. Since leaving the Guildhall School of Music (following two years with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra), Josephine is already showing she has a tone and an original voice on the saxophone, getting work with the likes of The London Jazz Orchestra; Ronnie Scott's Vanguard Band (led by Gerard Presencer), Jamie Cullum and the BBC Big Band “A truly gifted and imaginative saxophonist, Davies undoubtedly possesses the art of the improviser and has produced an album of exuberant lyricism and consistently engaging tunes” (‘All About Jazz’) Paul Clarvis is well known to Bristol audiences as he was a part of Andy Sheppard’s bands “Learning to Wave” (’98) and “Dancing Man & Woman” (2000). More recently Paul was involved in the 2012 London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony produced by film director Danny Boyle. He not only wrote Dame Evelyn Glennie’s part, but was Drum Sargent helping Rick Smith train the 100 drummers who took part in the event. He is a prodigiously gifted drummer & percussionist, equally at home in Jazz, Folk, Rock, World and Classical music and in any size group. His sense of time and beautifully poised touch, enables him to be intensely musical and therefore much in demand. He has also appeared on the soundtracks of literally hundreds of films from all the Harry Potter movies to Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings series and the Bond film, Skyfall.   It was the inclusion of Paul in this line-up that made me love the sound of Josephine’s trio, his work with Dave Whitford behind her luscious toned imaginative playing meant it this was a no-brainer to book them for the autumn programme. It is an improvisatory trio project reflecting the definition of its Buddhist title Satori – ‘a moment of enlightening presence and inner spaciousness away from the clutter of thought’ Take a listen to the video tracks on the gig page for a sample of what to expect. I think this will be an evening of great beauty with tunes to make you think and smile.

Hen And Chicken , Bristol, United Kingdom

Satori

Hen And Chicken
Bristol

Sunday

24 Sep

Jazz Cafe - September 2017

Our professional house jazz trio provide the music, inviting budding and more experienced jazz musicians to join them on rhythm, piano, wind and vocal selections. Price: Donation

The Gate, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Jazz Cafe - September 2...

The Gate
Cardiff

Tuesday

26 Sep

Capital City Jazz Orchestra

With special guest soloist Gordon Campbell | Level 3 Lounge Cardiff\'s own Capital City Jazz Orchestra is joined by International Jazz Soloist Gordon Campbell for a fantastic night of Jazz and Big Band Swing. The Capital City Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2007 and features some of the finest Jazz musicians in South Wales. They play regularly at Jazz Clubs across Wales and have performed at the Brecon Jazz Festival and Swansea International Jazz Festival. In the last 10 years they have worked with a host of international Jazz artists including Clare Teal, Matt Ford, Lee Gibson, Claire Martin, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Dave O\' Higgins, Bruce Adams, Nigel Hitchcock and Bobby Shew. Gordon Campbell is regarded as one of the country\'s leading trombone players. He is Lead-Trombone with the John Wilson Orchestra and the BBC Big Band - a position he has held since 1984. His varied career has encompassed jazz, classical, musical theatre, film and pop. He has worked with many of the world\'s leading performers including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles and Robbie Williams to name but a few. Tickets: 14 Concessions available - please see website for details. Plus an optioinal 1 postage fee. Please note, these timings are provided as a guidance only and are subject to change. Please see website for up to date timings near time of event.

St. David's Hall, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Capital City Jazz Orche...

St. David's Hall
Cardiff

Tuesday

26 Sep

Nick Malcolm's Jade Quartet

NICK MALCOLM\'S JADE QUARTET are at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 27th September at 8PM. Tickets 10. Nick Malcolm - Trumpet Jake McMurchie - Sax Will Harris - Bass Ric Yarborough - Drums JADE is Trumpeter and Composer NICK MALCOLM\'S new project presenting a set of original compositions incorporating conventional written pieces, improvised passages and elements of electonica. Malcolm has assembled an exciting line up featuring four top musicians and improvisors with Jake McMurchie on Tenor Saxophones, Will Harris on Bass, the respected Birmingham drummer Ric Yarborough and Nick himself on Trumpet. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat. FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ. Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop

Bristol Fringe, Bristol, United Kingdom

Nick Malcolm's Jade Qua...

Bristol Fringe
Bristol

Wednesday

27 Sep

KOOP Oscar Orchestra / 30.9 / London

Oscar Simonsson makes a triumphant return to the Jazz Cafe following the sell out comeback show in January, bringing back his new band the seven-piece Koop Oscar Orchestra as they perform iconic Koop songs as well as new unreleased material. After the second release Waltz for Koop, Swedish duo Koop quickly achieved cult underground status, with iconic tracks like \'Koop Island Blues\', \'Come To Me\' and \'Summer Sun\' establishing a new sound for jazz. Consisting of Oscar Simonsson and Magnus Zingmark, the pair created innovative music rooted largely in jazz but also elements of hip-hop and dance. The Orchestra play the music of Koop, originally written by Simonsson, reinterpreting iconic material from duo alongside new unreleased tracks. On stage the group reimagine Koops beautiful electronic landscapes - created through piecing together samples from thousands of records - through live instrumentation and hypnotic performance. Simonsson places huge importance on the togetherness of the music, and with such a highly anticipated live show, the Koop Oscar Orchestra are bound to unite fans new and old.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Koop Oscar Orchestra / ...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Saturday

30 Sep

Peanut Butter Funk W/ Werkha DJ Set (Tru Thoughts)

After 3 amazing parties the first half of the year and a break over summer, Peanut Butter Funk is back this September! For part 4, were bringing along one of our favorite DJs / producers of the moment, in the form of Werkha! First adopting the alias in 2012, Werkha\'s last few years have seen him craft a singular sonic portfolio; exploring a vast array of live instrumentation, band arrangement, electronic production, DJ and remix work. Like his busy schedule, Werkhas productions demonstrate an infectious energy, curiosity, and enthusiasm for exploring the ways in which sound can traverse time and space, taking in transatlantic jazz and soul, diasporic West African percussion, trembling Chinese guzhengs, rolling Lancashire hillsides and vibrating urban tenements. We can\'t wait for him to raise the temperature on our basement dance floor this September as he\'s joined on the night by the PBF & Sounddhism DJs, plus Book Club resident Onyeara on warm up duties. As with all our events, we will be celebrating a mixture of global sounds present, past and future from the Caribbean, South America, and the African continent as well as delving through the outer peripheries of global disco, funk, soul, highlife, dub, hip-hop, broken beat and beyond. Music Policy: disco, funk, soul, highlife, afrobeat, dub, hip-hop, broken beat and beyond. Price: 4 ADV // MOTD

The Book Club, London, United Kingdom

Peanut Butter Funk W/ W...

The Book Club
London

Saturday

30 Sep

October

Fringe Jazz 5th Birthday Special With James Morton & Friends

JAMES MORTON & FRIENDS with Special Guests John Pearce & Gary Alesbrook FRINGE JAZZ 5th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 4th October at 8PM. Tickets 12. James Morton - Alto Sax Denny Ilett - Guitar Dan Moore - Keyboards Ian Matthews - Drums PLUS Special Guests : John Pearce - Violin & Gary Alesbrook - Trumpet We\'re pleased to announce our 5th Anniversary night on Wednesday 4th October. JAMES MORTON played at very first FRINGE JAZZ gig back on Thursday 4th October in 2012 and we\'ve invited James to put together a special line up to help celebrate the clubs birthday. We think you\'ll agree he\'s done a brilliant job. All six of tonight\'s musicians have been key in the development and success of Fringe Jazz and have been responsible for some of the best nights of music we\'ve had at The Fringe. This is going to be a really special gig. Don\'t miss it. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat. FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ. Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop

Bristol Fringe, Bristol, United Kingdom

Fringe Jazz 5th Birthda...

Bristol Fringe
Bristol

Wednesday

04 Oct

Martin Speake, Hans Koller, Jeff Williams & Calum Gourlay

MARTIN SPEAKE, HANS KOLLER, JEFF WILLIAMS & CALUM GOURLAY THELONIOUS - Celebrating 100 years of Thelonious Monk at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 11th October at 8PM. Tickets 15. Martin Speake - Alto Sax Hans Koller - Piano & Euphonium Calum Gourlay - Double Bass Jeff Williams - Drums ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat. CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THELONIOUS MONK Thelonious Sphere Monk was born on 10th October 1917. For Monk\'s centenary in 2017, THELONIOUS (Martin Speake, Hans Koller, Calum Gourlay and Jeff Williams) will have completed their special mission of knowing the entire Monk songbook. The band started a monthly residency at London\'s Vortex in January 2015, dedicated to playing Monk songs exclusively, and has since learned and performed his entire repertoire from memory. In addition to the amazing compositions and his beautiful playing, the band take great inspiration from Monk\'s legendary advice to Steve Lacy, from 1960: LET\'S LIFT THE BAND STAND!! A NOTE CAN BE SMALL AS A PIN OR AS BIG AS THE WORLD, IT DEPENDS ON YOUR IMAGINATION. DON\'T PLAY EVERYTHING (OR EVERY TIME). LET SOME THINGS GO BY, SOME MUSIC JUST IMAGINED. WHAT YOU DON\'T PLAY CAN BE MORE IMPORTANT THAT WHAT YOU DO. STOP PLAYING ALL THOSE WEIRD NOTES, PLAY THE MELODY ! WHEN YOU\'RE SWINGING, SWING SOME MORE ! WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TONIGHT? SHARP AS POSSIBLE ! FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ. Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop

Bristol Fringe, Bristol, United Kingdom

Martin Speake, Hans Kol...

Bristol Fringe
Bristol

Wednesday

11 Oct

Roy Hargrove + SassyBlack

It\'s an honour to be joined by a true jazz great for his only UK show of 2017. There\'s a strong argument to say that Roy Hargrove is one of the greatest jazz trumpeters still kicking it on the live circuit. Having won two Grammys, plus having played with Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock and worked in the studio with the likes of D\'Angelo and Nile Rodgers, his credentials really do stand up to the test. Also the bandleader for The RH Factor, a forward thinking group who merged neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz and gospel together to staggering results, Hargrove\'s place in the jazz pantheon is assured - here\'s a rare chance to catch a global superstar up close and personal. Opening the show for Roy will be Sassyblack, formerly of soul outfit THEESatisfaction.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Roy Hargrove + Sassybla...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Friday

13 Oct

Dutty Moonshine Big Band - Album Launch At The Fleece, Bristol

Sat 14th Oct | 7.00pm | 13 adv | All Ages* Dutty Moonshine www.facebook.com/duttymoonshine A 14 piece Jazz trained big band fronted by Hip Hop and Grime MCs backed by a DJ and a producer with a taste for the bass, what more could you want? Have you ever heard Duke Ellington\'s Caravan performed as a huge Garage banger? Or a 12 bar Blues manipulated into a Half time DnB/Carnival anthem? Or a New Orleans funeral song turned into a whisky soaked mid tempo Breaks dancefloor destroyer? We know you havent because theres only one band in the entire world like these guys! The big band is the brainchild of Michael Rack aka Dutty Moonshine, a successful DJ whos toured 4 continents and entertained thousands up thousands with his take on 1930s meets dirty bass. The band have enjoyed a successful Kickstarter campaign for an album, a huge run of shows through 2016 and 2017 thats seen them play only main stages at festivals and sold out club shows in whichever city they visited. So what better place to host an album launch party than a city famous for new and exciting music? This is that show youll go to and years down the line when the band is massive you can be like I went to that album launch party with only a few hundred people there, and it was amazing! Who knew you could do that with Jazz? - Some impressed bloke in the audience. Where the hell are my mates? - Some guy lost in the audience. Wait here Im going for a piss - Some desperate person in the audience. The Fleece www.thefleece.co.uk TICKETS www.seetickets.com/tour/dutty-moonshine-big-band www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?/171014FLEDUTT1 *under 16s must be with an adult

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Dutty Moonshine Big Ban...

The Fleece
Bristol

Saturday

14 Oct

Dutty Moonshine @ The Fleece

Dutty Moonshine Big Band

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Dutty Moonshine @ The F...

The Fleece
Bristol

Saturday

14 Oct

Genesis Invisible Touch Tour - O2 Academy Islington

Invisible Music presents Genesis Invisible Touch Tour 30th Anniversary performed by The Carpet Crawlers Ticket price: 20.00 advance STBF Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times. Minimum Age Restriction: 8 O2 Priority pre-sale: Friday 24th March 2017 @ 6pm General on-sale: Monday 27th March 2017 @ 6pm

O2 Academy Islington, London, United Kingdom

Genesis Invisible Touch...

O2 Academy Islington
London

Sunday

15 Oct

Jack Broadbent

Hailed as The new master of the slide guitar by the Montreux Jazz Festival and The real thang by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. Born and raised in rural England, Jack grew up listening to artists such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, which has imbued his performances with a warmth, humour and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. Following a string of successful shows opening for legendary artists, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Hallyday, Robben Ford, and Tony Joe White, Jack headlined his own whirlwind international tour, playing sold out shows for music lovers in Europe, New Zealand, Japan, the US and Canada. With three full length albums under his belt, tens of millions of YouTube views and a devoted army of fans, this young musicians career is going full throttle.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Jack Broadbent

The Jazz Cafe
London

Wednesday

18 Oct

Nick Dover & Malcolm Edmonstone Quintet

NICK DOVER & MALCOLM EDMONSTONE QUINTET are at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 18th October at 8PM. Tickets 10. Nick Dover - Tenor Sax Nick Malcolm - Trumpet Malcolm Edmonstone - Piano Will Harris - Double Bass Matt Brown - Drums ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://fringejazz.com/get-tickets.html Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat. An extra special line up tonight with the pairing of brilliant tenor saxophonist Nick Dover and the wonderful trumpeter Nick Malcolm up front and a rhythm section that combines the superb Jazz bassist Will Harris with groove drummer Matt Brown. Then you add Malcolm Edmonstone on piano to the mix and - ALCHEMY - this is going to be a magically good evening. Jazz pianist, arranger and educator Malcolm Edmonstone is Head of Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Director of Jazz for The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. As arranger he has written large scale projects for jazz artists Liane Carroll, Iain Ballamy, Mike Walker, Claire Martin, Ian Shaw and Jacqui Dankworth. He has also worked with Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Dave Liebman, Peter Erskine, Stan Sulzman and many others. Truly an astonishing musician The Daily Telegraph "Edmonstone again excellent throughout" Ian Mann, The Jazzmann FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ. Fringe Jazz is run in association with TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop

Bristol Fringe, Bristol, United Kingdom

Nick Dover & Malcolm Ed...

Bristol Fringe
Bristol

Wednesday

18 Oct

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